How to Know When It's Time to Repair - or Replace - Your AC! - Weather Master Heating & Air Conditioning

How to Know When It’s Time to Repair – or Replace – Your AC!

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Hey there, Raleigh! With July temperatures soaring into the 90s and beyond, your air conditioner is working overtime. But what if it’s not keeping up?

Let’s talk about how to know when it’s time to repair or replace your AC unit. At Weather Master, we’re here to help you make the right choice for your home and wallet!

Age matters

First things first, how old is your AC? Most central air systems last about 10-12 years. If yours is approaching or past this age, it might be time to start thinking about replacement. Sure, it might still be chugging along, but older units are often less efficient and can cost you more in energy bills and repairs.

Rising energy bills

Speaking of energy bills, have you noticed them creeping up? If your usage hasn’t changed but your bills are higher, your AC might be losing efficiency. A new, energy-efficient Lennox AC system from Weather Master could help bring those costs back down.

Frequent repairs

Are you on a first-name basis with our repair technicians? If you’re calling for repairs more than once or twice a season, it might be more cost-effective to replace your unit. Think of it like an old car – at some point, the repair costs outweigh the value of keeping it running.

Inconsistent cooling

Does your home feel like a patchwork of hot and cold spots? Or maybe the humidity is creeping up even when the AC is running? These could be signs that your system is struggling to keep up. A new system can provide even, comfortable cooling throughout your home. 

Strange noises or smells

Is your AC making weird noises or giving off funky smells? While some issues can be fixed with a repair, others might indicate it’s time for a replacement. Our technicians will diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of action.

Outdated refrigerant

If your AC uses R22 refrigerant (also known as Freon), it’s definitely time for an upgrade. This refrigerant is being phased out due to environmental concerns. Newer Lennox systems use more eco-friendly refrigerants that are better for the planet and your wallet.

When to repair

Of course, replacement isn’t always necessary. If your AC is relatively new, the issue is minor, or it’s the first time you’re having problems, a repair may be the way to go. Our skilled AC repair technicians can get your system back up and running quickly and affordably.

When to replace

Consider replacement if:

  • Your AC is over 10 years old
  • Repairs would cost more than half the price of a new unit
  • Your energy bills are consistently high
  • You’re facing major component failures (like the compressor)

The Weather Master difference

At Weather Master, we’re proud to offer top-of-the-line Lennox systems. These units are known for their efficiency, reliability, and advanced features. Plus, with our expert installation, you can trust that your new AC will keep you cool for years to come.

So, if you’re unsure whether to repair or replace the AC system in your Raleigh area home, give us a call. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable technicians can assess your system and help you make the best decision for your home and budget. Contact us online or call us at (919) 853-7910!

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